Care for your hair? Get a Watsons Beauty Box just like this

Thin, curly hair is in my DNA on both sides, so you could say that hair is one of the biggest frustrations of my life.
I really envy girls with thick straight hair. That’s why I’m always on the lookout for effective hair products.
Recently, Watsons sent me this huge Beauty Box called Hair Wonders.

Watsons beauty box

So heavy, it contains 13 full-size hair care products, all exclusively available at Watsons.

Watsons beauty box

When searching for hair products, I try to look for brands that aren’t supermarket mainstream.
Right away, I chose the Aloe Derma set first and I’ve been using the shampoo for a week. I love it and would buy it again! For someone with thin hair I don’t even need conditioner anymore.
The scalp tonic I’ve yet to try.

Watsons beauty box

I’ve heard so much about the benefits of Argan oil so I am interested in this bottle of hair vitamins.
Morocco Argan contains 10 capsules and to use, take a pair of scissors and cut off the tip, and squeeze the contents onto damp hair. I will try this next.

Watsons beauty box

My friend Rem has blonde-dyed beach hair (she loves the sun) so I gave her two products—Palty hair dye from Japan which should be easy to apply because it comes in a mousse form, and in a few other colors

Watsons beauty box

Rem swears by L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil, which is a nourishing mask, leave-on product and night treatment.
Unlike me, Rem prefers oily products to tame her hair mermaid-like hair, and last time I saw her, her hair looked amazing!

Watsons beauty box

Hair Fix Miracle Hair Fiber works like fiber mascara—you apply it to the thinning part of your hair, while the Locking Hair Spray should secure the bond.
I’ve seen infomercials on this kind of product, but I’m really scared of it :) I think it would work better on a guy.

Watsons beauty box

Moist Diane is a popular Japanese brand and the set includes Moist Shampoo and Treatment (Japanese for conditioner). Love the bottles. I’ll try the shampoo.

Watsons beauty box

Watsons Beauty Box also contains three Salon Professionals treatments for different concerns: damaged hair, frizzy hair, and dry hair.
I’ve figured out a way to do hair treatments at home without the salon bill:
Buy one of these tubs, apply to hair, and cover with a disposable plastic shower cap (mine were nicked from hotel rooms).
Leave it on for 15-30 minutes before hitting the shower and washing it off. I’ve found that this works just as well as going to the salon.

Watsons beauty box

Two products I can use for my son who has stick-straight hair are Toni&Guy Casual Forming Spray Gel (in blue) and Gatsby Moving Lock Spray (hot pink)

Watsons beauty box

This guy is due for a haircut again

Christian's haircut

If hair care is your concern, here’s a chance to win one of three Beauty Boxes from Watsons.
Because they are huge, heavy and liquid, I can only offer it to readers who are willing to pick up the prize (see below).

1) To join, you must be willing to pick it up at any of these locations:
• Pepper Lunch Shangri-La
• Pepper Lunch Rockwell
• Pepper Lunch Megamall
• Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
• Panay Avenue, Quezon City

2) You must have a Twitter or Facebook account.
3) Share this entry by clicking on the Twitter or Facebook button at end of the entry.
4) Register HERE.

5) Entries will be accepted until November 2, 2014.
6) Three winners will be electronically chosen via
7) Winners will be contacted via phone or email, and their names will be posted here on
8) If any of the winners fail to pick up the prize within two weeks, the prize will be given to another winner chosen via

Melissa shoes celebrates 35 years

Who knew Melissa Shoes were 35 years old? I sure didn’t.
Started in 1979 in Brazil, the vegan footwear brand is now widely acknowledged as the chicer jelly shoe—what with special collabs with fashion and design legends such as Vivienne Westwood, Karl Lagerfeld, Zaha Hadid, Karim Rashid, and Jason Wu, to name a few.

Vivienne Westwood x Melissa

To mark the anniversary, Melissa Philippines also celebrated with a travel-themed party and runway show at SM Aura featuring their Holiday 2014 collection.

Melissa shoes
Melissa shoes
Melissa shoes

Spotted at the event were model mom Rissa Mananquil Trillo wearing Melissa shoes

Rissa Mananquil-Trillo

Jeweller Candy Dizon

Candy Dizon

Nicole Andersson

Nicole Andersson

Everywhere We Shoot’s Garovs and Ryan Vergara

Garovs and Ryan Vergara

Beth Wilson and Maggie Consunji

Beth Wilson and Maggie Consunji

Richard Tiu, Janeena Chan, Managing Director for Melissa, Joanna Co

Richard Tiu, Janeena Chan, Managing Director for Melissa Joanna Co

To know more about Melissa Shoes, go to

Jimmy Choo opens flagship store at Shangri-La Plaza East Wing

High-end luxury brand Jimmy Choo recently unveiled its newest flagship store in the Philippines at Shangri-La Plaza’s East Wing. The 1940s-inspired boutique is done in the brand’s signature shades of ivory, pale rose, lilac, and sand, complemented by dazzling glass pendants and crystal drop chandeliers.

Jimmy Choo Store at Edsa Shangri-La Mall
Jimmy Choo Store at Edsa Shangri-La Mall

President of SSI Group, Inc. Anton Huang, together with Jimmy Choo Regional Public Relations Manager for Asia Pacific, Shirley Yeung, and Jimmy Choo Director of Wholesales for Asia Pacific, Gerard Liut, graced the event and led the opening toast to celebrate the opening of the new flagship store.

Gerard Liut Director of Wholesales, Asia Pacific for Jimmy Choo, Anton Huang SSI Group, Inc. President
Gerard Liut Director of Wholesales, Asia Pacific for Jimmy Choo, Anton Huang SSI Group, Inc. President

Rima Ostwani, Mikaela Lagdameo-Martinez, Richard Tiu
L-R: Rima Ostwani, Mikaela Lagdameo-Martinez, Richard Tiu

A special exhibit showcased pieces from Jimmy Choo’s 2014 Autumn Winter Collection.
Apart from the fabulous footwear, Jimmy Choo’s selection of covetable bags was on display, including the season’s much-coveted Charlie and its smaller replica, the Carrie.
These multitasking bags, which feature a streamlined look and a distinct gold panel at the base, works well for daytime and with a single fold, transforms into a clutch for nighttime.

Jimmy Choo Autumn Winter 2014 Collection
Jimmy Choo Autumn Winter 2014 Collection
Jimmy Choo Autumn Winter 2014 Collection
Jimmy Choo Autumn Winter 2014 Collection

Founded in 1996, Jimmy Choo carries a complete luxury line of women’s and men’s shoes, handbags, small leather goods, scarves, eyewear, belts and fragrances.
In the Philippines, the brand is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. with branches at Rustan’s Makati and Shangri-La Plaza East Wing.

Bench Tower sale extended until November 30

The Bench Tower at Bonifacio isn’t far from my office building, so I decided to drop by their ongoing Pink Ribbon Sale, where all Suyen brands are on sale up to 80% off until the end of November.
Part of the proceeds from the sales will be donated to Pink for Life.
First thing I saw were the Magis puppies. I have two of these at home and we love them.
Large is now Php 34,265 (dowm from Php 49,950), while X-large is Php 48,895 (down from Php 69,850).

Magis Puppy Chair

The Jackson Crazy multi-colored armchair by Laetitia Zichy and Jacques Deneef is now Php 152,100 (down from 338,000)—(I know, still expensive)


The Motley 40 High table made of Scandinavian birch that was Php 119,800 is now on sale at Php 59,900

Samuel Chan Motley side table

Because you never know when flowers are coming, Marcel clear vases are now Php 3,188 (down from Php 3,985)


I bought a couple of these Christmas snowflake lights, marked down at Php 1,036.


The retro folding carts I was eyeing at Dimensione are now Php 5,577.

retro folding carts

On to clothes and accessories, Casadei shoes are marked down from Php 35,295 to Php 24,706

Casadei shoes
Casadei shoes

Repetto wallets now Php 2788.50

Repetto wallets

Lots of marked down Opening Ceremony shoes for men

Opening Ceremony

Bench underwear for only Php 100/piece

bench sale
Bench underwear

My boys love wearing plain T-shirts at home. I hoarded F&X tees at Php 160, down from Php 400

F&X tees

Cotton On Kids shorts (Php 400) and T-shirts (Php 300) for the little ones

Cotton on baby
Cotton On kids

The Mothercare section has a lot of good deals


The collapsible Inglesina strollers are now Php 4,500 (down from Php 9,000)


These are pricier (Php 12,500 down from Php 25,000)


and these are for rich people with chic babies (Php 30,000 down from Php 60,000)


Humphrey’s Corner Cot Bed is now Php 18,200 (down from Php 26,000)

Humphrey's Cot bed

and the Fruity Pebble high chair is now Php 5880, down from Php 8400. Not bad! (If only I had a baby…)

fruity pebble high chair

The Bench Pink Ribbon sale is on at the Bench Tower until November 30, 2014.
Bench Tower is at 30th Street and Rizal Drive, Crescent Park West 5, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.


Kate Spade NY opens at Central Square, BGC

Known for its colorful, quirky fashion, Kate Spade New York recently opened its newest store at Central Square, Bonifacio High Street.
This season, Kate Spade Creative Director Deborah Lloyd took cues from her travels to Tokyo and Shanghai in conceptualizing the travel-inspired collection.
To welcome guests, black and white striped balloons were handed out by models in head-to-toe Kate Spade

Kate Spade opens at Central Square Mall
Kate Spade opens at Central Square Mall
Kate Spade opens at Central Square Mall

Spotted at the opening were Marianna Henud

Marianna Henud

Jenny Rockett

Jenny Rockett

Nicole Andersson

Nicole Andersson

and Katrina Razon who DJed for the event

Katrina Razon

Guests sipped pink champagne with mini burgers, brownies and fries, while lucky draw winners took home Kate Spade merchandise and Raffles Hotel x Kate Spade New York afternoon tea gift certificates.


In the Philippines, Kate Spade New York is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. with branches at The Power Plant Mall, Greenbelt 3, Rustan’s Makati, Newport Mall, Shangri-La Plaza Mall and Central Square Mall.

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